Welcome Legislators, 2019

As a culmination of the Legislators’ Days that the VBA co-hosted with the judiciary and county bar associations in each of the 14 counties, the VBA was delighted to host a Legislators’ Reception in the Cedar Creek Room at the Vermont Statehouse on January 16, 2019.   VBA Board members, Bar Ambassadors and VBA staff welcomed…

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Legislators’ Days in the Courts 2018

The VBA was pleased to once again co-host with the Judiciary and the county bar associations a series of Legislators’ Days in the courts in 2018. Starting with Windsor County on November 13 and ending with Lamoille County on December 27, state legislators were invited to visit courts on a specific date in each county.…

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Women in the Judiciary Event

With the stage set by this week’s cover story in Seven Days, the VBA Women’s Division hosted its panel discussion Wednesday night featuring Judge Christina Reiss, Justices Marilyn Skoglund and Beth Robinson and Judge Helen Toor.  With the theme being the importance of having women in positions of authority, the Women’s Division capped off 2018,…

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Going LIVE!

We are going LIVE, in-person, just one more time in 2018, so don’t miss it!  Our annual Bankruptcy Holiday CLE and Luncheon is December 7th in South Burlington.  The day will be jam-packed with CLE credits (6.0) including an hour of ethics on succession planning.  Added to that we will have case summaries, bankruptcies for…

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Fall for Pro Bono!

It’s pro bono week! Here at the VBA, we were so darned excited about celebrating pro bono week, we started a week early!  What better way to celebrate what lawyers do for their clients and their communities than to host a conference highlighting pro bono? Our bi-annual pro bono conference took place last Thursday in…

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Stellar Venue for VBA’s 140th Annual Meeting

Survey responses so far confirm that the Equinox in Manchester is the place to be!   Surrounded by stunning mountains, the luxury resort definitely delivered in the quality department for our 140thAnnual Meeting.  The food was excellent, the rooms were luxurious, and the atmosphere was awesome. If you weren’t there, just try to keep your envy…

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US Constitution Birthday Celebration!

Our Third Annual Constitution Day was a smashing success.  The panel members spoke to a large and engaged crowd of VLS Students and members of the public, including small children, lawyers and judges.  Attendees mingled well after the 6pm finish time to discuss the US Constitution and other legal topics.  VBA President Gary Franklin introduced…

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Casemaker Shines!

As most of our members know, Casemaker is just one of the many benefits provided to VBA Members at no extra cost. Casemaker is a comprehensive on-line research library featuring Vermont state and federal court decisions, statutes, codes, rules of procedure, Green Mountain Care Board and Labor Relations Board decisions, state agency decisions, advisory ethic opinions…

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